Boris Johnson losing confidence of public on trade

People are losing faith in ’s ability to deliver game-changing trade deals after Brexit that can create jobs and prosperity, according to internal government research.

A study into public attitudes towards potential trade deals found growing scepticism about their benefits and increasing hostility to any deal that might reduce environmental and animal welfare standards. Support for a trade deal with America had fallen by 10 per cent in a year with about a third of the public concerned that it would reduce food standards and undermine the NHS.

The research found that for the first time a majority no longer believed trade agreements would lead to more UK jobs — only 42 per cent believed it would do so, down from 51 per cent

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